Ok, ladies, usually my blog is directed at all the single ladies, but this one is a bit of a departure. This post is directed to those married moms out there, ladies, you know who you are! Oh married moms, you have the most underpaid, overworked, and usually most unappreciated position in the world. You are generally the primary caregiver for the children and probably for your husband. Many of you have a parent to care for as well. So now that I have told you what you already know, here is what you may not know or believe...ladies seriously, you spend most of your day giving your time to others, you need to take one hour FOR YOURSELF each day.
As most you know, I own a Jazzercise business. At each of my centers, I offer 30+ classes per week, classes start as early as 6 AM and go until 7:05 PM at night. We also offer weekend classes. And I am regularly disappointed in how many of our customers cancel their account because they can't make the time to get to class. The majority of our customers are working married mothers. And it is so upsetting to me to see these women who need a fitness program either to lose weight or to improve their overall health and do not make the time for it.
I have seen it time and time again, married moms are willing to have their children in 15 different activities and wouldn't dream of asking their child to give ONE thing up, but when it comes to themselves, they readily give up a fitness program. And ladies, I am not asking you not to give everything possible to your children, but trust me, your children will be better off with a less stressed, healthier, happier mom to take them to their activities.
On the flip side, I have heard of a lot of great stories where women were considering giving up Jazzercise and their husbands or children begged them not to because it was improving their health and their well being. I have also been witness to countless stories where doctors have told women to continue exercising (or Jazzercising) because it is helping their health. SO LADIES SERIOUSLY, this means you moms, take some time for yourself...you don't have to exercise everyday, 3-5 days per week is plenty. On the days when you don't exercise, take that hour to relax, read a book, a magazine, catch up on your shows, or just have quiet time. However you choose to spend your ONE hour a day, trust me, your family will see positive changes in you. And if Johnny has to give up his 8th sport, so be it, let him pick 2 or 3 that he really enjoys and get rid of the rest. You have to draw the line somewhere. Parents have to have a life too.
Lots of time for family and job, a little time for you! A good recipe. And now is the time to start a fitness program, all of them are running New Year registration specials. If you want to dance, see you soon at Jazzercise! Cheers and CIAO BELLAS!
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. That's my girl Coco Chanel. Well, being the single gal in Chicago, selling and marketing luxury travel and being a Sorority Director for Gamma Phi Beta, I have a lot to say. So this blog is my random thoughts on everything on love, life, fashion, movies, fitness and beyond and advice on how to be a lady and have some class!
- 39 (AND HOLDING) year old single gal in downtown Chicago who loves Jazzercise, Gamma Phi Beta, friends, family, fashion, fine wine and movies. I will admit I am a SNOB about the following things: wine, coffee, handbags, shoes, cars and men.
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